Lan Hai International Country Club
Chongming, Shanghai, China
Originally designed by Nicklaus Design, the Yangtze Dunes course at Lanhai International Country Club was overhauled by the Australian design team of Ogilvy, Clayton, Cocking & Mead (OCCM) and reopened in 2018.
Unusually for China, the designers removed 8km of concrete cart paths and went for a more linksy look and feel at Yangste Dunes. Walking only, the course features vast areas of short grass, expansive bunkering and undulating fairways across the layout.
The club itself is located on Chongming, an island within the Yangtze River delta close to Shanghai. It was an almost ideal sandy base that encouraged the designers to take the bouncy, linksy route with their design, and certainly the course is dramatic and different for the region.